“The Center on Physical Activity and Health in Pediatric Disabilities conducts research devoted to improving the overall health and functioning of infants and children diagnosed with Down syndrome or autism spectrum disorders. These individuals face severe developmental delays, so our work is focused on promoting motor behavior and physical activity at an early age. Parents and professionals in the field can then apply this research to their practices to not only enhance a child’s physical capabilities, but their cognitive and emotional development as well.”
— Dr. Dale Ulrich, Director and Professor of Movement Science and Applied Exercise Science
One of Dr. Ulrich's long-term projects is the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD-3), now with the collaboration of Dr. Kip Webster. Read more about the TGMD-3 (kines.umich.edu/tgmd3).